Free Uniform Scheme to be Extended to Aided Schools

May 8, 2015 - School Uniform

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Close to 16 lakh students from aided schools are also set to turn beneficiaries of a giveaway uniform intrigue in a arriving educational year.

Government propagandize students – solely boys in a Above Poverty Line (APL) difficulty – from Classes we to VIII are already beneficiaries of giveaway uniform intrigue underneath a Centre’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

“The same difficulty of students in aided schools will also be supposing with giveaway uniform element regulating state supervision funds,’’ Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb told ‘Express’ adding that a Cabinet is approaching to sanction a offer subsequent week..

According to sources in a Education Department, a state supervision will have to bombard out around Rs 80 crore for implementing a intrigue in aided schools. The SSA account for placement of uniform in supervision schools, for around 8 lakh children, comes adult to Rs 30.79 crore.

The supervision intends to yield Rs 400 per student. This includes volume for squeeze of dual sets of uniform element and a stitching charge, sources said.

“This year, a series of beneficiaries will be collected from headmasters of aided schools and a volume will be supposing directly to schools,’’ sources pronounced adding that a progressing routine of empaneling companies for placement of uniform element has been finished divided with.  Last year, a supervision had limited a intrigue usually to newly certified students in aided schools. Around 1.64 lakh students who took uninformed acknowledgment in aided schools were identified as beneficiaries. Since many students were nonetheless to accept uniform element in a prior educational year, Rs 15 crore was allocated to embody them also underneath a scheme.

It was in a 2013-14 educational year that a state supervision initial motionless to extend a giveaway uniform intrigue to aided schools. Eight companies were empaneled for a supply of uniform material. However, due to check in a proposal routine and non-availability of suitable uniform material, a plan became a flop.

“The volume authorised in 2013-14 educational year indeed reached a schools when a subsequent educational year began in Jun 2014. Also, a supports for providing uniform to newly-admitted students in 2014-15 educational reached a propagandize usually in Mar this year when a propagandize was about to be shut,’’ pronounced a headmistress of a distinguished aided propagandize in a capital.

However, sources in SSA told ‘Express’ that they are all set to disburse supports to supervision schools by May 15 with a aim of saying a students in new uniform when schools re-open in a initial week of June.

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